Saturday, 21 June 2014

summer solstice 2014

Always fascinated by the summer solstice. Just squeezing this entry in on the shortest night of the year for us here in the northern hemisphere. We had an afternoon reprieve at the Kentville Agricultural Centre. Just a short visit.

Wally comes to the Centre quite often in the early mornings. He wanted me to see- and smell- this exotic, jasmine-scented bush/tree sort of thing we don't know the name of.

The grounds were covered in perfumed flowering bushes

It was quite heavenly and we were all alone

under great tall trees

while below us a great gathering of graduation photo takers

gowned like the flowers they walked among

a joyous celebration of blossomed debutantes

 in their brief burst of glory

what fun to see the colourful celebration

on the longest day of the year.

Do you celebrate the summer solstice? I think of my old friend Fran, now 100, who, in winter, could always tell me how many days til spring. 


Irene said...

Looks like a Laburnum. Regards to Wally.


Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thank you Irene! Subsequent research with that name proves you correct.

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